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Pride 2013 was, as ever, a beautiful scene of colours, music, dancing, marching and of course topless white men. This year’s Pride theme was Stand Up and be Counted and there were so many beautiful people (see: women) out there to celebrate pride. It was good to see something other than the usual assless chaps […]
By Njoki “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” – Paul, In the Letter to the Galatians (Chapter 5 Verse 1.) On the 14th of Feburary Hon. William Ruto, Member of Parliament for Eldoret North constituency, called […]
By Neema The moonlight was just right against the ocean, My baby was right next to me. We breathed at the same pace, in unison and understanding. No words needed to be spoken. As our hands intertwined our minds became one… The heavens smiled, the stars danced. The Gods knew, they whispered in my ear; “Child […]
By Yrsa I Because she, like you, was raised on the hard side of life and when this giant of a woman folds all of herself into you so small at night you want to keep her for good – safe from all that was and ever will be. You want to take her away […]
By Thandeka My grandmother was blind, she lost her sight shortly after her husband’s death – my mother (my grandmother’s middle child) was around 6 years of age and her last-born was just an infant. She never knew what any of her five children grew to look like after that and never laid eyes on […]
By Blacqueer I keep thinking of ways to give back. To pause, look around me and find moments to say “thank you”. However I keep finding that (because the struggle is so real and so constant and so isolating and so communal) I always have an excuse not to pause and I never have the […]
By Stephanie Losing them inhibitions, getting naked with the lights on and singing one of those cheesy love songs. Tattooing that long name onto parts of myself that I’ve always kept on lock down down down…
By Kagure Mugo ‘Homosexuality is wrong because society is in uproar about it.’ That was the reason given. I took issue with this for two reasons. Number one. Slavery, colonialism, racism, capital punishment, war, nuclear bombs, degradation of the environment, capitalism. Humanity does not have a good track record of deciphering right and wrong. Number […]
A short film that was made in the memory of David Kato, a Ugandan LGBTI activist who was murdered two years ago. Film sinopsis (from Vimeo): “In October 14th 2009, the new Anti Homosexuality Bill is proposed at the Uganda Parliament aiming to further criminalize same-sex relationships, an offence already punishable under the existing Colonial […]
HERE GOES AFRO-QUEER NATION! The time has come (once again) when we are asking you to pick up your pens, pencils, paintbrushes and PCs and get inspired to create for us! Valentines month is drawing ever so near (like the glacier that collided with the Titanic for all those single folks out there) and while […]